Got Wine? WTSO!

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Just wanted to let you know that I have relaunched my blog at a whole new site, with a whole new look! Check it out, re-bookmark the new site, and follow me over there. Lots of new posts to read, like this post, Is AirfareWatchdog Your Low Airfare Dealhound?

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Link to Got Wine? WTSO‘s new and improved look.

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Are you an oenophile? Do you enjoy a glass of wine? Like giving the gift of wine? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you need WTSO!

WTSO what? WTSO is short for WinesTilSoldOut, an online fine wine retailer. But WTSO is so much more than “just” an online wine retailer. Their motto says it all: “Fine Wines. Great Prices. One Deal at a Time. Wines EVERYDAY at 30% – 70% off.” Sounds like an oenophile’s dream, huh!

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Why WTSO?

First, membership is free and you know how we love our free stuff.

Second, the deals, of course! Why pay retail when you can get it for less?

Third, buying wine is easy at WTSO. WTSO sells ONLY wine, and you guessed it, only ONE vintage at a time. Just one bottle to decide if it’s the one for you.

How do you get the deals at WTSO? Start with signing up for a WTSO membership. It doesn’t cost you anything and in return you will receive an e-mail notification when a new deal is posted on the WTSO website. It’s just that simple to begin saving more on your wine purchases.

Here are a few of the finer details when considering a WTSO wine deal:

  • Only one wine deal at a time. When it’s gone, it’s gone. Time to move on to the next deal.
  • If you like the offer, grab it. Again, once it’s gone, it’s gone.
  • Wine offers begin at midnight, eastern standard time, seven days a week, and are available until sold out. But don’t worry: a new wine deal will replace the sold out deal.
  • At 11:59pm, that day’s deal is over! Not all bad: Goodbye old wine deal, hello new wine deal! The clock restarts at 12:00 midnight.
  • There is a maximum of three cases (36 bottles) per order. WTSO likes to let everybody in on a deal!
  • You don’t need to be on the e-mailer to take part in any WTSO deal; it just helps you know when the deal is on, so you don’t miss it.
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Shipping: Shipping fees can increase the per/bottle price, right? Then don’t pay shipping by purchasing the minimum “free-ship” quantity. Each wine deal has a minimum bottle order of typically between three and six bottles to receive free shipping. A few other tidbits on shipping:

  • WTSO currently ships to 39 states. If your state isn’t on the list, check back later as WTSO continues to receive licenses for other states.
  • WTSO shipments include insurance so you are protected from loss or breakage in transit.
  • Wines usually ship in 2-5 days from purchase.
  • Don’t forget: due to state and federal regulations, someone at least 21 years of age must be available to sign for any wine delivery. It’s the law.
  • Concerned about shipping because it’s too cold/hot? Again, no worries! Add “Hold until I release” in the Comments section at check out and WTSO  will store your wine in their temperature controlled warehouse until you are ready for shipment.

Need a Last Minute Gift? So you waited until the last minute to pick up a gift for your best friend’s party. Don’t whine now! A WTSO Gift Certificate can wrap up your gift in just a few clicks of the keyboard. No membership required to use a gift certificate, but once your friend sees these prices, she’s going to thank you!

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It’s a Marathon! A what? That’s right, a marathon of wine deals. WTSO randomly offers a marathon of bargain basement priced wines, their version of house-cleaning. One week prior to a marathon, an e-mail notification will be sent to WTSO members. A second e-mail will be sent at the start of the marathon. Then it’s off to the races! It might be a sprint to score some of these deals!

So when is the next marathon? You are in luck, my oenophile friend! The next one is about to start:

<<SPECIAL ALERT … SPECIAL ALERT>>

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Mark your calendars now! WTSO’s marathon event, Cheapskate Wednesday Sale, is almost here and you don’t want to miss this sale! Starting at 6:00am est, a new “best price” wine deal will be posted every 15 minutes. You gotta love that!

Need a reminder? Follow me on Twitter, @lgdealstoday, where I will tweet reminders of Cheapskate Wednesday.

How will you know if you are getting the best deal at WTSO? Know what you are buying and the fair market price for it. Not the best versed in choosing wine? Then use Google or a wine-search website to help you make an informed purchase. These three favorite sites provide wine price lists, places sold, and wine-specific details to help refine your decision:

  • Wine-Searcher.com: Wine-Searcher’s database is quite extensive, with over 32,000 wine stores and more than 5 million wines.
  • WineZap.com: WineZap focuses on U.S. wine retailers. Their easy search options help you find the right wine for the right price at the right location.
  • vinopedia.com: Vinopedia searches wines all over the world. Like to search wine details online? Then check out vinopedia’s browser plug-in.

Want access to “Wine Deals on the Go?” Never want to miss that great wine deal again? Then download the convenient WTSO for iPhone app or the WTSO Android app and keep on top of the latest wine deals.

Customer Service: If there is a chink in WTSO’s armor, it would be with Customer Service. They run a low-overhead operation in order to provide you with these deeply discounted wine deals. They do not routinely answer phones for either customer orders or issues. All orders are placed via their website, and if you have an issue, WTSO strongly suggests you contact them by e-mail. Fortunately, they seem to run a pretty smooth operation!

Are you or someone you know an oenophile? Are you looking for a great wine deal? Have you used WTSO before? Let us know your thoughts on WTSO in the Comments Section below.

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CarolynNicanderMohr (@carpathia16)
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 21:37:45

    Hi Carol, I hadn’t heard of WTSO until this article, but it sounds like a great site. Even if you don’t drink wine, it’s always good to bring wine to a friend’s house or a party. I will definitely be checking out WTSO and sharing this site with others. 🙂

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    • carolbiederman
      Feb 11, 2012 @ 05:36:24

      Hi Carolyn, WTSO is “the original” flash wine sale site, in business since 2006. They really do have some great wine sales. Be sure to watch them on Wednesday, Feb. 15, for their Cheapsake Wednesday sale. Stock up on host/hostess gifts!

      Reply

  2. Bill
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 14:04:57

    I have used WTSO. They have great customer service!

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  3. Jim
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 18:02:02

    I have used WTSO several times – customer service is superb! I can’t say enough about this unique company – they take care of their clients.

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    • carolbiederman
      Feb 15, 2012 @ 19:55:24

      Hi Jim, and welcome to my blog! Glad to hear that from you too. I also have only had good service, and heard only good service. Can’t wait to get my latest purchase from Cheapskate Wednesday!

      Reply

  4. Bill Ritz
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 17:03:04

    I’m a huge fan of WTSO…have placed more than 100 orders over the past couple of years and never paid a penny for shipping. Though you have to communicate via email, they always respond within 24 hours, often within a couple. They also back up their product with excellent customer service…I had one corked bottle and the replacement was at my house within 48 hours — no arguing, no cajoling. I buy 80 percent of my wine through them now — better prices, no tax and delivered to my door at no charge…a no-brainer. If you know which wines you like, it’s a great way to build or expand your cellar. A few college business schools need to study their business model.
    Signed: Bill in Virginia

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    • carolbiederman
      Feb 18, 2012 @ 18:35:15

      Hi Bill, thanks for the awesome comments about WTSO. I too find them an excellent source to buy from. I too am starting to push more of my purchases their way. Just wish I could buy more!

      Reply

  5. Steve
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 08:39:27

    Couple of things incorrect in the article. Let me start by saying I love WTSO, we too have made dozens & dozens, maybe hundreds of orders. But just to be clear, deals don’t just start at midnight, they start as soon as the wine currently presented sells out. Just wait a couple of minutes, and you’ll usually see a new offer pop up, I’ve purchased multiple orders on the same day. Also, the minimum order for free shipping is not 3-6, I’ve seen some bottles with free ship with purchase of only one bottle, or two bottles, it depends on the price. A $400 bottle selling for $200 will ship free with one bottle. A $25 bottle selling for $9.99 will usually have a minimum of 4 for free shipping. They are all different.

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    • carolbiederman
      Feb 22, 2012 @ 16:25:43

      Hi Steve. Thanks for stopping by and adding your comments. Getting more than one wine deal a day is great, and as mentioned by both of us, they do roll from one deal to the next, and some days I’ve seen several wines offered. Glad to hear you enjoy shopping with WTSO.

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  6. cornelius goeren
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 10:09:16

    great value. Can’t wait for the keller Chard.

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  7. Michael Monroe
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 17:55:45

    I have used them for about a year. I have purchase at least 30 + times and have never been disappointed in the selection. Good values. A few wines I rated lower than 85, but that’s always a personal taste. I buy 75% of my wine at WTSO. I try and support local wines shops too-I live in a small town.

    I have had some incredible wines rated at 90+ points for less than $20/bottle.

    You never need to purchase any wines. I love the free shipping and no tax.

    I would recommend highly to any wine enthusiast.

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    • carolbiederman
      Feb 22, 2012 @ 16:20:15

      Hi Michael. Thanks for stopping by and providing feedback on WTSO. I just received my Cheapskate Wednesday shipment, and can’t wait to try out my new wine. Did you partake in the sale? What I love about WTSO is the “adventure” of what I might find for sale on any given day. Like you, I do like to support my local wine stores, but WTSO is so easy!

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  8. Bill Whicher
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 12:54:33

    I just bought 3 bottles from WTSO and saw this link. WTSO is incredible. I have been buying wine from them for 5 to 6 years. I’m always pleased with their wines. I buy 70 – 80 % of my wines from them.

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    • carolbiederman
      Mar 04, 2012 @ 06:30:02

      Thanks for stopping by, Bill. So glad to hear from a longstanding customer of WTSO’s. I am a much newer, but equally as happy, WTSO fan. Enjoy you newest purchases!

      Reply

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